Gerrard ruled out for season

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LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season on Friday because of a groin problem.

Manager Kenny Dalglish confirmed the news at his pre-match press conference on Friday after Gerrard, who had surgery on his groin last month, suffered a setback in training and missed last weekend's game with West Bromwich.

"We still don't know definitively what the problem is, so we will wait until we get a precise answer from the people he has been to see," Dalglish said.

"But he will not be involved again this season, so that's Steven as well for this season."

Gerrard's latest injury comes just a few days after it was revealed that defender Daniel Agger is also done for the season with a knee injury.

In 21 league appearances Gerrard has tallied four goals.

Gonzalo suffers broken leg

VILLARREAL, Spain -- Villarreal captain Gonzalo will miss the rest of the season after he fractured the fibula bone in his left leg.

Gonzalo sustained the injury in Thursday's 5-1 win over FC Twente in the first leg of Villarreal's Europa League quarterfinal contest, and he will undergo surgery to repair the problem on Friday.

The 26-year-old has played in 10 of Villarreal's 11 Europa League matches this season, while also featuring in 23 La Liga matches.

Villarreal is currently fourth in La Liga and will face third-place Valencia on Sunday.

'Quakes sign GM Doyle, coach Yallop to extensions

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Earthquakes signed coach Frank Yallop and General Manager John Doyle to multi-year contract extensions, the Major League Soccer club announced on Friday.

"Frank and John have been vital to the success of the franchise over the last three years and we look forward to a continuation of those winning ways," Earthquakes President David Kaval said. "From our blossoming youth academy to the development of our first team, the leadership of our technical staff has been exceptional. We feel very good about where are now and the direction we are headed."

The duo has been with the 'Quakes since the franchise returned to MLS in 2008.

"I am excited about the direction of the organization both on the field with the players that we have brought here and off the field with a new stadium on the horizon," Doyle said. "Frank is one of the top coaches in the league and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him and the rest of our technical staff. We have built a foundation over the last three years that we believe will have us contending for championships year in and year out."

"I enjoy working with John and we have assembled a very good group of players and staff over the past three years," Yallop said. "I am looking forward to working with them to make San Jose consistently one of the top clubs in MLS in the future. We have put in a lot of work and I like where we are going as a team and an organization."

Revs sign Danish striker Lekic

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Revolution signed Danish forward Rajko Lekic, the Major League Soccer club announced on Friday.

"We're very pleased to announce Rajko's signing," Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. "We have been public in our desire to bring in an attacking player to the club, and we believe we've added a significant component to our attack with this signing. Rajko has scored goals consistently for all his previous clubs, and we are optimistic he'll do the same for us during his time in New England."

The 29-year-old has played professionally for the past 10 years, mainly in Denmark. He most recently played with Silkeborg, with whom he made 121 appearances and scored 76 goals in two separate stints.

Lekic has also earned one cap with Denmark's national team.


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